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City council approves Vassar Road subdivision

City council approves Vassar Road subdivision

By Chris Teale (Photo/City of Alexandria) City council rejected at its December 12 public hearing the appeal to prevent the owners of two adjacent properties in the Clover-College Park neighborhood from dividing their lots into three [...]

Former space policy strategist spreads photography wings

Former space policy strategist spreads photography wings

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Cynthia McKinley is a photographer and a juried member at The Art League, the Del Ray Artisans and the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, and exhibits her photographs across Northern Virginia and [...]

Proposal to increase city councilors’ pay withdrawn

Proposal to increase city councilors’ pay withdrawn

By Chris Teale (File photo) After city council voted unanimously to bring a proposal forward to give the mayor and councilors pay raises at its December 8 meeting, sponsor City Councilor Paul Smedberg tabled the measure [...]

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

By Chris Teale (File image) After several hours of public testimony and discussion that became quite tense at times, city council voted to uphold the Board of Architectural Review for the Old and Historic District’s decision [...]

Police address community fears after recent homicides

Police address community fears after recent homicides

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook stood before residents at a community meeting Monday night at the Cora Kelly Recreation Center and repeated something he often tells the public when asked about [...]

Former 1755 warehouse found in Indigo Hotel construction

Former 1755 warehouse found in Indigo Hotel construction

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) In 1755, just six years after the founding of the Town of Alexandria, the town’s Board of Trustees called upon its colleague John Carlyle to build a public warehouse at the [...]

The Mill at 515 brings life to former industrial building

The Mill at 515 brings life to former industrial building

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Over the centuries, the building at 515 N. Washington St. served as the headquarters for The Mount Vernon Cotton Factory, was used as a Civil War prison, a bottling house for [...]

School board wrestles with capital budget plan

School board wrestles with capital budget plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) City Manager Mark Jinks may not submit his city budget proposal until next month, but the fiscal planning season already has kicked into high gear for the Alexandria City School Board, [...]

Police investigate death in Four Mile Run Park

Police investigate death in Four Mile Run Park

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) For the second time in as many months, the Alexandria Police Department is investigating a homicide in one of the city’s public spaces, as a man was found dead in Four [...]

City functionally ends veteran homelessness

City functionally ends veteran homelessness

By Chris Teale (File photo) On the night of January 28, The Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness in the City of Alexandria, a public-private coalition, carried out the city’s Point-In-Time survey to produce a snapshot [...]